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Tuesday, February 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lunar New Year. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• General Motors, the largest American automaker, is the latest company to lay off employees, cutting 4,000 workers in its latest round of restructuring.

• Federal prosecutors ordered the Trump Inaugural Committee to hand overdocuments about donors, finances and activities in their ongoing investigation.

• A boy named Joshua Trump, who has been bullied over his last name, is among President Donald Trump’s guests at tonight’s State of the Union.

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Sensual Scents and Aromas  Tues Feb 5th  6:30-8pm  Experience six fragrances that have long associations with love and sensuality, hear their histories, and find out how artists and writers have paid tribute to them.  $11 Brainery,  190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A grandmother was killed and another innocent bystander was wounded by stray bullets in Coney Island.

• After days of protest due to inmates being left in the dark and cold, the Metropolitan Detention Center will be visited by a federal judge.

• A woman was slashed across the face with a razorblade in broad daylight in Williamsburg.

Politics
• Congressman Dan Crenshaw tried to go after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and was eviscerated on Twitter for it.

• Here is a round-up of all of the politicians demanding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resign after blackface photos surfaced.

Entertainment
• Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, who was arrested by ICE for overstaying his visa, was not the original target of the arrest.

 Amazon’s “Lorena” and CBS’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot are among the top shows set to take over your TV this winter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared live with The Beatles for the first time when he filled in for an ailing Pete Best.

• In 1987, actor Darren Criss is born in San Francisco. In 2018 he played killer Andrew Cunanan in this made-for-TV mini-series.

Opinion
• The Times says blackface is just the beginning, questioning how much racism is too much when it comes to American politicians in a still-segregated society.

• The Post says the Pope’s visit to Abu Dhabi on Monday is a sign of UAE leadership’s enlightened attitude and how its filtered down to Emirates.

In the Blogs
• Inmates are left in the dark and cold at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, leading to protests outside of the federal prison over the weekend.

• The Brooklyn Hospital Center kicks off its 175th anniversary celebrations which will last through 2021 to celebrate being the first hospital in Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• Lori Harvey
• Joshua Trump
• #BTSxsGrammy
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #RIPScrewAttack

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (22-22-8) fell to the LA Kings, 4-3.

• The Brooklyn Nets (28-27) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-94.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7 p.m..

• The Knicks (10-42) host the the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (16-6) has its hands full on the road against tenth-ranked Marquette. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Lunar New Year  Tues Feb 5th 12-4pm  Celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with Prospect Park Alliance.  Enjoy indoor and outdoor nature programs all afternoon long. Activities are happening at both the Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.   Free – RSVP.   Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• Last week, Brooklyn’s luxury market experienced a boost in sales with a total of $49 million in contracts signed, with the most expensive in Park Slope for $4.95 million.

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Rare Find! 3 family on 10K s/f buildable lot, M1-2 zoned.  Call for details.  Asking $2.5M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Rent – 987 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath apt in brand new luxury bldg.  Hardwood floors, high ceilings, SS appliances, all pets allowed.  Close to all.  Asking $2,850/month. Nooklyn Real Estate 917-753-8673

• Sold – Mapleton – A 6-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,135-square-foot single family home at 2111 64th St. sold for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Technology
• An artist at Sundance is using participant’s bodies to drive Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies further in their installations.

•Popular messaging app WhatsApp has been upgraded to now have the ability to be locked using Face ID and Touch ID technologies.

Events
• Brooklyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Tax Preparation and Filing, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Brownsville - 10:30 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio give update on crime stats. Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Ave.

• Bushwick – 3 p.m. – Mobile Phone Podcasting workshop. Dekalb Library, 790 Bushwick Ave.

• Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year.  Audubon Center & Lefferts Historic House.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:00 p.m. – Economic Development and Employment meeting. St. Francis College, Room 4302, 180 Remsen St.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:00 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Park – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sensual Scents and Aromas.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 5th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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